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​University of Minho Welcomed into CFA Institute University Affiliation Program​

Students of the Master in Finance taking steps to career success through preparation for the CFA Program

Braga, July 10, 2017 — University of Minho has become the latest university to be welcomed into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. The Master in Finance has been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the program.  This program positions students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world.

Entry into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that the University of Minho (School of Economics & Management) curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA examinations.   Through participation in this program, the University of Minho is eligible to receive a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA Program each year.

“Students in these programs study the Candidate Body of Knowledge, which includes the core knowledge, skills, and abilities identified by practitioners worldwide as essential for successful practice,” said Neil Govier, CFA, Head of University Relations at CFA Institute. “By mastering the fundamentals of the CFA Program as well as the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct, these future investment professionals gain a strong foundation that helps prepare them well to join the growing CFA Institute community dedicated to promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society.”

The School of Economics & Management (EEG) of the University of Minho has built a solid reputation over the years and is currently a full member of the EFMD.

The Master in Finance is in its 10th edition. The program is fully taught in English and is accredited by the National Accreditation Agency for Higher Education (A3ES). The Master in Finance is designed for those who want to acquire and deepen their knowledge and training in various domains of Finance (e.g., investments, corporate finance, risk management, performance evaluation, corporate governance).